Bangkok, Thailand



Climate Overview
Located just 14 degrees north of the equator, Bangkok has a tropical climate i.e. sunny most of the year with temperatures just over 30°C (86°F). The most pleasant time to visit Bangkok is from November to February when the weather is slightly cooler and drier. However, daytime temperatures still hover around 30°C (86°F) but it does cool down into the lower 20s (lower 70s in Fahrenheit)
as it gets dark.

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Rain in Bangkok by Piyabute

March to May is the hottest period in the city with temperatures averaging 35°C (95°F). If visiting during this period, plan in a lot of air-conditioned shopping mall visits and get a hotel with a swimming pool. Then there is the wet season from May to October. Expect massive downpours (usually in the afternoons) resulting in floods in many parts of the city and spells of thunder. It's not all bad though, the afternoon showers are actually a pleasant way to cool down from the heat and usually over within an hour. However, extreme rainfall happens in September and October and want to consider about visiting Bangkok during this period.

Bangkok's flood of December 2011 by LidandPe

Whatever season you're visiting Bangkok, don't take the weather lightly. Temple-tramping in the middle of the midday sun can be a challenge, so come well-prepared. Dress lightly for the weather but keep in mind that some palaces and temples (notably the Grand Palace) have a strict dress code. Also be sure to drink enough fluids! You don't have a reason not to with 7-Elevens and other convenience stores located throughout Bangkok and selling cool beverages for as little as 10 baht. Locals get their water from "reverse osmosis" purified water machines that fill up a bottle for less than 3 baht.

7-Eleven store in Siam Square by Sry85
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